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Beethoven: Symphony No. 2; Various Overtures

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Beethoven: Symphony No. 2; Various Overtures
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2; Various Overtures


Beethovens Second Symphony is not exactly one of the symphonic repertoires greatest hits. However, as the latest release from the compositional Titans hometown demonstrates, it certainly has the stuff of greatness. It was here that Beethoven first prescribed a Scherzo in the movement slot traditionally occupied by the minuet, which automatically lends this work historical significance. The orchestras principal conductor Stefan Blunier inserts the symphony in a new context formed by carefully selected orchestral overtures in a program holding in store many a musical surprise. This recording also features a unique coupling of overtures: Name Day, The Ruins of Athens, The Creatures of Prometheus, Coriolan and Egmont. While most of the overtures penned by Beethoven can be assigned to a stage work, the Name Day Overture is a genuine all-rounder. It first inherited this title after the composers death on the Emperors name day; it is quite apparent that he was inspired by the hymnic quality of this special feast day. The orchestra, under their conductor Stefan Blunier, positively crackle and the flames glow on this three-dimensional recording by the Beethoven Orchestra of Bonn in the very best SACD quality all in a performance that would have brought joy to Beethoven himself. Also Available: Symphonies No. 6 & 8 MDG 9371883 Symphonies No. 1 & 5 MDG9371756 Symphony No.. 9 MDG9371899 Symphony No. 3 op. 55 Eroica Overtures: König Stephan, Die Weihe des Hauses MDG9371966 (Hybrid-SACD)


  1. Name
  2. Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 Op. 36 In D Major - Adagio Molto Allegro Con Brio
  3. Larghetto
  4. Scherzo. Allegro
  5. Allegro Molto
  6. Die Ruinen Von Athen Op. 84
  7. Zur Namensfeier Op. 115
  8. Die Geschöpfe Des Prometheus Op. 43
  9. Coriolan Op. 62
  10. Egmont Op. 84
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